5 Ways to Burn Body Fat at Home

Smash your 2020 Fitness Goals

If you set yourself a challenge to reduce your body fat and to become leaner in 2020, we want to help you keep working towards that goal. Body fat can sometimes be stubborn and really mess up your body confidence but by altering your diet and training, you’ll soon be burning excess body fat and feeling healthier and happier.

Keep reading to read our advice all about how you can burn body fat at home until you’re back in the gym using our wide range of quality equipment and facilities.

Mix Up Your Diet and Training

There may be lots of different factors that contribute towards your fat gain, but the main two tend to be diet and lifestyle. Once you’ve mastered some, or all, of these changes, you’ll really boost your fitness and smash your goals:

  • Clean Your Diet – Nutrition is essential to help you live a healthier and happier life. By eating healthier foods, you’ll notice that your body shreds weight and body fat a lot quicker. This doesn’t mean that you need to live on salads and follow fad diets but you should try to limit junk food and takeaways and increase the amount of fresh and protein-rich foods that you’re eating.

  • Try HiiT Training – HiiT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and it’s tough but very rewarding. HiiT workouts involve working for 40-60 second intervals followed by a 10-20 second rest. This low rest time keeps your heart rate high which means that you’re burning calories and body fat at a quicker rate, especially with exercises like burpees, mountain climbers and jumping jacks. As HiiT workouts are short, they prevent you from getting bored and keep exercise fun!

  • Do More Cardio – To help reduce the amount of body fat that you have in your body, you need to do regular cardio training. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a strong runner or swimmer; you can go for long walks or climb the stairs in your house for 15-20 minutes a day instead. However, the more intense cardiovascular training that you do, the more of an impact it will have on your fat burning results.
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Weights Are Your Friend!

People sometimes tend to shy away from free weights equipment such as dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells when it comes to weight loss and fat burn but using them will help you see amazing results.

  • Low Weights, High Reps – To use weights purely for weight loss and fat burn, drop the to a low weight and perform a higher number of reps. For example, instead of a heavy kettlebell that will help with muscle growth, instead use a lighter one and aim to complete 20-30 kettlebell swings or barbell squats. This type of training when performed regularly will help you achieve your desired results.

  • Perform Compound Exercises – Compound exercises are ones that use multiple muscles/muscle groups at one time. This of course requires more energy and work from your body which means that your body is burning more calories and body fat. Some examples of compound exercises are deadlifts, squats, pull ups and bench press. If you’re new to this type of training, ease yourself into it and always ensure that your form is correct to prevent any injury.

Exercise at Home with Xercise4Less Gyms

Whilst you might be missing your favourite piece of equipment from your Xercise4Less gym, use this time to try new things and mix up your typical training routine. There are lots of different types of training that can help you burn body fat and whilst you’re at home.

We’ve put together a wide range of @Home Workouts that you can complete in the comfort of your own home/garden. There is something for everyone – any ability, any fitness goal, any age – so whilst our gyms are temporarily closed, give one of them a try and see how it goes. You might just fall in love with a type of training that you never tried before.

We’re also offering our members exclusive access to a number of Live Stream and On-Demand group exercises classes with everything from Zumba and Les Mills Body Combat to PiYo, Yoga and Children’s Taekwondo. Come and join our expert personal trainers today as they take you through our classes exactly as you’d do them in the gym.

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High Intensity vs. Low Intensity Training

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Working Towards Your Fitness Goals

Whatever your personal fitness goals, it’s important to remain focused on them despite having to make some changes to your training routine at the moment. By maintaining a regular exercise routine, you’ll continue working towards your goals and also be making a really positive impact on your general health and wellbeing.

Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s goals are different. We can’t all follow the same exercise routine; instead, use this time to try different training methods and exercise routines to see which helps you and what works best for you. Will it be high intensity or low intensity or a mixture of the two?

What is High Intensity Training?

High intensity training is the type of exercise that includes performing high energy movements and giving each movement your full energy. High intensity training includes working for certain periods of time with minimal rest which allows you to keep your heart rate consistently high. A great example of high intensity training is HIIT. HIIT workouts tend to include working for 40 seconds followed by a 15/20 second rest. In those 40 seconds to rest, you can perform exercises such as high knees, burpees, jumping jacks, skipping or sprints and give your maximum energy throughout.

High intensity training is suited to those who are working towards weight loss and want to reduce their body fat. You may not be wanting to lose weight but if you’re aiming to get fitter, high intensity training will push your fitness levels higher as you work harder and harder throughout the workout. High intensity training encourages faster results whether you’re working on weight loss, muscle gain or general fitness training.

High intensity training is tough but you can take it at your own pace. Within that 40 seconds of work time, fit in as many reps as you can; it doesn’t matter if that’s 5 or 25, the more that you follow this type of training, the more that you’ll be able to push yourself in the future.

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What is Low Intensity Training?

Low intensity training is a type of exercise that allows you to keep your heart rate steady as you’re maintaining a steady pace throughout. Low intensity training tends to include exercising for long periods of time i.e. 40-60 minutes of continuous exercise. Good examples of low intensity training at cycling, swimming, jogging, yoga, stretching and walking. All of these keep your body working for a continuous time and help you move closer to your fitness goals.

Some of the benefits of low intensity training include weight loss and fat burning. People tend to think of high intensity when it comes to losing weight but low intensity training is just as effective but it just means exercising over a longer period of time. For example, walking for 60 minutes could burn a similar amount of calories as a 20 minute HIIT workout so you should decide which works best for you.

Low intensity training is a great warm up for your gym session as it gets all of your key muscle groups working and boosts your heart rate. If you’re having a rest day, low intensity workouts such as Yoga, Tai-Chi and stretching are great for allowing your body to still make positive progress without putting too much strain on your body.

Tailor Your Workouts to You

Different ways of training are suitable for different people. No two bodies are the same and that’s why you need to find what works best for you. Trial a few different workouts and training styles to see what works best for you and what allows you to make positive progress on your fitness journey.

Whether you like to workout out for 20 minutes a day of an hour 1-2 times a week, low intensity might be suited to you or high intensity might be exactly what you’re looking for. You don’t know until you try so give them a go and see what helps you best.

Stay Active at Home to Boost Your Fitness

Continue to exercise at home whilst our gyms are closed whether you do something low or high intensity. We understand how important fitness is our community and that’s why we’ve created a wide range of @Home Workouts for different fitness abilities and fitness goals so that everyone can focus on their physical and mental health by staying active.

There is something for all abilities, interests and goals so log in via our website or X4L app today.

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Boosting Your Weight Loss Results at Home

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Weight Loss at Home

Working Towards Your Weight Loss

Were you using our gyms to help you with your weight loss? We understand that a lot of members benefit from our wide range of equipment and facilities to reach their weight loss goals but in the meantime, you can do this from home.

Remember why you started at the gym and remain focused on your goals so that you’re able to keep pushing yourself even on your challenging days to achieve your desired results. You may have a bit of extra time on your hands now that you’re at home; use this to your advantage and really focus on your weight loss and get the results you’ve always wanted.

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Burning More Calories Than You Consume

There is no secret method to weight loss. The simplest way to see it is that you need to burn more calories than you consume. This doesn’t mean that you need to restrict yourself from eating the food you like or sweet treats but you do need to eat these in moderation if you’re serious about your weight loss results.

If you’re eating slightly more when you’re at home, don’t worry about it. To make sure that you’re losing weight and in a calorie deficit, you just need to try move more to burn extra calories. This might mean doing a home workout during the day and then walking, running or cycling for an hour on an evening. By setting yourself daily targets, you’ll be able to reach your weight loss goals sooner than you think. For example, aim to walk 10,000 steps every day or do a HIIT or fat burning home workout every day. When you combine these with a healthy and balanced diet, you’ll receive the results you want.

In the absence of gym equipment, use what you can at home to keep you going. We’re all missing the gym and the wide range of facilities available to use but they’ll still be there when we reopen so in the meantime, get creative at home and follow a similar workout routine to help with weight loss.

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Try Different Types of Exercises to Lose Weight

There isn’t one set type of exercise that will help you to lose weight but there are lots of different things that you can do to move your body more that will help you burn excess calories and body fat. By changing up your exercise routine regularly it’ll keep you engaged and prevent you from getting bored. Once you get bored, you’re more likely to give in so try different things in your spare time and see what type of exercise is best suited to you and your body.

Your first type of exercise you could try is cardio. Cardio in our gyms means treadmills, exercise bikes, stair climbers and rowing machines but at home it’s slightly different. Mimic all of the movements you do at the gym in your house; for example, running outside, sprinting up and down your stairs and cycling outdoors. Cardiovascular exercise is proven to burn a large amount of calories which will making it slightly easier for you to burn excess calories and body fat.

HIIT is also a short yet effective weight loss exercise as it raises your heart rate and helps you burn calories fast. Don’t forget about weight training too. When you’re training with weighted equipment, you burn calories fast during but also after your workout which make it even more effective for weight loss.

Regular Exercise at Home Boosts Weight Loss

Try not to postpone your weight loss goals whilst you’re at home. You may be frustrated with the current situation but there are still things that you can do to make progress in terms of weight loss. On your lower days, remind yourself that all of our equipment, facilities and group exercise classes will be waiting for you once we reopen.

Whilst you might be missing your local Xercise4Less gym, use this time to try new things and mix up your typical training routine. Weight loss can be achieved with a variety of exercise types so give them a try and see what you end up falling in love with.

We’ve put together a wide range of @Home Workouts that you can complete in the comfort of your own home/garden. There is something for everyone – any ability, any fitness goal, any age – so whilst our gyms are temporarily closed, give one of them a try and see how it goes.

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The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Weight Loss

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Burn Calories and Body Fat With Bodyweight Exercises

There are lots of different ways that you can lose weight and work on weight loss fitness goals with exercise. One of the ways to do that is with bodyweight exercises. These are a really effective way of working out and they can help you to build up your heart rate when performed quickly which results in your body burning more calories and body fat.

Trying to lose weight whilst our gyms are closed? Stick with us and we’ll show you how to smash your weight loss goals at the home until you can get back to your gym routine. For the best possible weight loss results, it’s important to get your diet clean and suited to your lifestyle choices. When combining the two of these, you’ll be able to drop your weight much faster.

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The Ultimate Weight Loss Routine

When it comes to bodyweight exercises and weight loss, there is only really one result – high intensity training. A firm favourite workout style of ours is HiiT; high intensity interval training. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this type of training, it includes working out for short periods of time but giving your full energy and maximum potential in each exercise interval. Combining this with minimal rest periods allows you to keep your heart rate high, improve your cardiovascular fitness and ultimately burn a high amount of calories.

If you’re trying to lose weight at the moment, follow HIIT workouts at home. The only piece of ‘equipment’ that you’ll need is yourself so find yourself a dedicated exercise space either in the house or in the garden and start working out.

Exercises that include maximum movement are the ones that will help you burn calories fast. This is movements such as jumping lunges, squat jumps, jumping jacks, high knees and tuck jumps. Depending on your fitness abilities, you may find some high energy bodyweight exercises difficult but always push yourself to do what you can. If you’re unable to perform squat jumps, opt for a static squat instead but increase the speed of your reps to push yourself closer to your weight loss goals. This should help you build up the ability and confidence to perform a full squat jump in later days, weeks or months.

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Full Body Bodyweight Exercises

The great things about bodyweight exercise is that it provides no barriers to your workout. You’re able to work every muscle and every body part as you wish. Whatever your problem area or the muscle group that you’re trying to target, there is a bodyweight exercise that will help you in that specific area. Another positive to bodyweight exercises is that they’re something everyone can try. Gym beginners might not be familiar with free weights or certain machines in the gym, but you don’t have to worry about that. Whether you’ve never stepped into a gym before or attend X4L 7 days a week, bodyweight exercises can be really beneficial to you and your fitness goals.

Is your upper body a problem area for you? Tricep dips are a great bodyweight exercise that help to tone your upper arms and the faster that you perform this exercise, the more calories your body will burn. Press ups are another great exercise and exercises such as mountain climbers, sprints and burpees are perfect for working your full body at one time. Similarly, if you’re looking to tone your legs, try some jumping lunges. With each jump you’ll fire up your quads and glutes whilst pushing your body into a fat burning state.

The more energy that you put into your bodyweight exercises and workouts, the better your weight loss results will be. You simply burn more calories when your heart rate is higher. So, don’t worry about any equipment for the time being, focus on building strong foundations with regular bodyweight movements instead and reap the many benefits. Once you’ve done this, you can explore the wide range of equipment and facilities we have in our gyms across the UK with confidence and ease.

Keep Smashing Your Fitness Goals at Home

At Xercise4Less Gyms, we understand how important your fitness goals are to you and we respect our varied fitness community. We’ve put together a wide range of @Home Workouts suited to all fitness abilities and people with weight loss goals, strength building goals and much more.

If you’re without equipment at the moment, don’t worry, we’ve put together a number of workouts that you can follow such as HIIT 1, HIIT Lower Body, HIIT Upper Circuit and more. All of these require only your bodyweight and will help you smash your weight loss goals whilst we’re temporarily closed.

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Using Your Bodyweight to Boost Your Fitness

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Equipment Free Workouts with Your Bodyweight

Whilst our gyms are closed, we’re encouraging our members to continue working on their fitness and to keep pushing themselves to achieve amazing things just as they were before we closed our gyms. You might have limited amount of equipment or have none at all but that’s not a problem. There are plenty of ways that you can use just your bodyweight to exercise in the comfort of your own home or your garden and still make positive steps on your fitness journey.

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Useful Bodyweight Exercise to Try at Home

The possibilities with bodyweight exercises is endless. They’re also very simple exercises that everyone can perform no matter their fitness ability and strength. Bodyweight exercises require nothing expect yourself. No need for anything else. If you’re new to exercise or a gym veteran, bodyweight exercises can be really useful to include in your daily exercise routine at home or at the gym. Once our gyms reopen, keep performing these type of exercises as they’ll help with day-to-day tasks and your general health.

Some of the best bodyweight exercises for your lower body are squats, lunges, glute bridges, donkey kicks and jumping squats. These all push your muscles to work harder in your lower body and increase strength and mobility. If you’d like to work on your upper body, you’ll want to do exercises such a press ups, back raises, tricep dips and pull ups. All of these can be performed using just your bodyweight and have an amazing impact on your strength, muscle definition and general fitness. To really work your core and tone your stomach, bodyweight abs exercises are really effective. This means exercises such as sit ups, crunches, shoulder taps and scissor kicks.

Once you’ve got the basic moves mastered, this is when you can push yourself slightly out of your comfort zone and use weights and other machines and equipment to help you smash your goals and make positive growth on your fitness journey.

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Neglecting Bodyweight is Neglecting Your Goals

Sometimes people think to get bigger and stronger you have to be using weights. Of course, weights are important in regards to this and are the catalyst for muscle growth and muscle definition but this will be difficult to do without having a strong base.

If you’re lifting heavy, perform bodyweight exercises to help you warm up and ease your muscles into the workout. If you’re new to the gyms and exercises, bodyweight exercises help to build up a strong foundation. For example, to work on your upper body strength, start with bodyweight press ups either laid flat or on your knees. Once you’ve built up enough confidence and strength to complete multiple sets of these quite easily, you can then move onto much more challenging exercises such as a bench press or chest fly.

You can make amazing progress just by using your bodyweight so try not to neglect these type of exercises and movements. Sometimes people think by doing bodyweight exercise that they’re not making progress when in fact, you’re making amazing progress and building strong foundations across your body to help you with running, weight training, group exercises class or general daily tasks.

Exercise at Home to Suit You and Your Goals

Whilst you might be missing your favourite piece of equipment from your Xercise4Less gym, use this time to try new things and mix up your typical training routine. If you usually rush over to the squat rack, follow a Leg Circuit in your living room of bodyweight lunges, squats and glute bridges and keep going until your muscles give in. If you’re a big fan of cardio training on the stair climbers, why not follow a HIIT workout guide packed with bodyweight moves to raise your heart rate and burn calories fast? Plus, all of our quality equipment and facilities will be waiting for you upon your return.

We’ve put together a wide range of  @Home Workouts that you can complete in the comfort of your own home/garden. There is something for everyone – any ability, any fitness goal, any age – so whilst our gyms are temporarily closed, give one of them a try and see how it goes. You might just fall in love with a type of training that you never tried before.

Whatever you’re doing at the moment, try your best to establish a positive exercises routine, stay safe, look after your mental health and we’ll see you once we reopen.

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Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Pull Circuit 3 Home Workout Guide
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Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Pull Circuit 3 Workout?

If you’re not familiar with this style of training, pull training is a specific type of workout that means working on pull movements. For example, pulling a dumbbell upwards with your arm to perform a bicep curl or performing a bodyweight pull-up – both two amazing strength building exercises. A great thing about circuit training is that you burn calories fast and really work up a sweat meaning that you can really focus on those weight loss goals and drop your weight with a bit of hard work and dedication. A pull circuit is great at the gym or at home; follow this home workout and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.

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What You Need For a Pull Circuit 3 Workout

Our pull workout guide is packed with a range of movements that can be performed in the comfort of your home. To really push yourself, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up carrier bags of tins and jars. You could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative! You’ll also need a stick to hold out in front of you. This could be a sweeping brush, mop or a weighted barbell if you have one at home.

Exercise 1: Deadlifts

Start this exercise with a great full body exercise that will target a lot of your major muscle groups. Stand upright and hold your weight between your legs. Bend down so that you touch the floor with your weight and then stand upright again, slightly leaning back as you come up. Try to keep your back straight when performing because hunching can cause an injury to your lower back.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 2: Bent Over Rows

Next, stand up straight your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your ‘dumbbells’ in each hand and lean forward so that your body in nearly parallel with your ground – slightly bend your knees so that this is more comfortable. This is your starting position. Now, extend your arms down to your knees and then pull them up to your belly button. Squeeze your back as you do this to work really work your upper body.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 3: Standing Bicep Curls

Stand up straight with your weights in either hand. By standing up, you’ll be able to engage your core at the same time which is great for ab definition. To perform your first rep, simply pull your left arm up towards your shoulder and squeeze your bicep muscle. Now, repeat this movement with your right arm and continue alternating your arms in this way.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 4: Back Raises

For this next exercise, you’ll need to lay on the floor so make sure that you’ve got enough space to do go. Lay flat onto your stomach with your legs out straight. Stretch your arms out in front of you and perform your first rep by lifting your chest and arms off the floor and keeping your arms straight. This is working your back but try not to overextend as this could cause an injury to your back.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 5: One Leg Deadlift (Right)

For this next exercise, stand up straight again and hold your ‘stick’ with both hands. To perform your one leg deadlift, slowly kick your right leg backwards and up whilst moving your body down so that it’s parallel to the floor. One rep is completed then your leg and body are both straight and parallel to the floor. Return upright and then repeat this movement.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 6: One Leg Deadlift (Left)

Repeat this movement again but now pushing your left leg backwards. Your bodyweight should be resting your right leg so you might find it slightly more difficult this time. Just try to keep your balance the best that you can; the stick should help.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 6: Standing Hammer Curls

Hammer curls target your biceps and will pump your arm muscles. Stand upright with your weighted equipment at either side of your body. Stand one leg slightly further out than the other for additional support and then pull your arms up towards your shoulders vertically not horizontally. Try to squeeze your arms and hold each rep for a couple of seconds to really work your muscles.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. Now that you’ve completed all of the exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Weight Loss

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Stick or mop/sweeping brush

Fitness Space

 

4m x 4m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

30 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1-2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different types and focuses so that there is something to everyone regardless of fitness goals, strength, ability and more. By choosing from our wide range of home workouts, you can follow different exercises throughout the week to help you keep fit. We’ll be switching up our workouts weekly and daily so look out for something suited to you and your goals. Whatever your fitness journey looks like and however you usually spend you time in the gym, use this time whilst our gyms are closed to stay on track and once we re-open, we can continue smashing it!

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Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing them. All of the exercises that you find in our Pull Circuit 3 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or in our gyms once we re-open. Don’t forget that you can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

HiiT 4 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT 4 Home Workout Guide
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HiiT 4 Workout Guide at Home

We want to help everyone stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home and stay active and healthy, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Come and join our fun and inclusive fitness community at Xercise4Less today.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a HiiT Workout?

HiiT stands for high intensity interval training. What you can expect from a HiiT workout is a lot of high-energy and high-impact movements that will help to raise your heart rate and ultimately help with weight loss too. HiiT workouts tend to involve jumping movements that require your full energy for a period of time following by a period of rest. Rest periods are short and exercise periods are long; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. This HiiT Workout Guide is a quick 20 minute routine that you can do in the house or in the gym – simply repeat each exercise for 45 seconds following by a 15 second rest. It’ll be tough but a bit of hard work will push you closer to your fitness goals. 20 minutes is also your recommended time of exercise per day, so let’s smash it.

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What You Need For This HiiT Workout

Besides yourself, not much. This is workout requires no equipment at all besides a skipping rope as it’s a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. Create a big enough space in your house to complete the workout comfortably. If you don’t have a skipping rope, that’s not a problem but it’s a positive if you do have one.

Exercise 1: High Knees

Once you’re all stretched and ready to go, let’s warm up. Start by jogging on the spot but bring your knees as high as you can with each movement. This will really get your heart rate pumping and help you warm up your full body ready for our HiiT workout. Try to do these as fast you can to maximise the results.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Supermans

For this next exercise, you’ll need to lay on the floor on your stomach with your arms stretched out in front of you. Start performing a ‘superman’ by raising your arms and legs up off the floor at the same time – you should be in a Superman-style pose. Hold this for a second and then lower your limbs back to the ground. Keep repeating this movement, keeping as much control of the movement as you can to avoid any injuries.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 3: Side Squat Jumps

Stand upright with your feet together and simply jump and squat to your right hand side. Jump up and stride over towards your right side. Try to get as low as you can with your squats and use your arms to fire up some momentum to help you jump from one side to the next. If you’re struggling to keep going, jump back to the middle between squats to give yourself a bit of a rest but try to go for as long as you can.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 4: Press Ups

When it comes to press ups, you’ve got two options. The first one is to lie flat on your stomach with your hands at either side of your chest and push your body up so that it’s off the floor and you’re on your tip toes. Hold for a second and then lower your body without touching the floor. The easier option is to rest your body weight on your knees instead of your toes but still perform the press up the same way.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 5: Alternate Lunges

To perform a lunge safely, simply put one leg out in front of the other and lower yourself towards the ground. Start with your left leg in front and then stand up and swap over to your right leg. Keep alternating these legs and see how many you’re able to fit into the set timeframe.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Mountain Press Ups

Get into your typical press up/plank position but then push yourself back and push your bum into the air as far as it’ll go whilst keeping your hands flat on the floor. Now that you’re in the starting position, start performing a press up by lowing your shoulders to the floor and then pushing your bodyweight back upwards. You may find this challenging but try to stick to it for the full 45 seconds if you can!

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 7: Skipping

Let’s finish this workout with something straight forward and simple but really effective. If you have a skipping rope, grab it and do some skipping for 45 seconds. Don’t have a skipping rope? Not problem! Mimic the skipping motion on the spot by skipping side to side and moving your wrists in the same position.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds.

Well done, you’ve completed the first round of the circuit. Take 1 minute to catch your breath and then start the workout from the top starting with high knees.

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HiiT 4 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Weight Loss

Equipment

 

Skipping rope

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

20 minutes

Days per week

 

3

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1 or 2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or gym workouts so that you can focus on different of your body throughout the week. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our HiiT 4 Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our HiiT 4 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Rowing Machine Workout

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

HiiT 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT 2 Home Workout
HiiT 2 Home Workout

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HiiT 2 Workout Guide at Home

We want to help everyone stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home and stay active and healthy, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Come and join our fun and inclusive fitness community at Xercise4Less today.  

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a HiiT Workout?

HiiT stands for high intensity interval training. What you can expect from a HiiT workout is a lot of high-energy and high-impact movements that will help to raise your heart rate and ultimately help with weight loss too. HiiT workouts tend to involve jumping movements that require your full energy for a period of time following by a period of rest. Rest periods are short and exercise periods are long; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. Try to stick to the timings within this workout guide where you can but you can increase the rest time if you need to. Burn calories and improve your strength and stamina in a HiiT Workout.  

Woman Training in Gym

What You Need For a HiiT Workout

Besides yourself, not much. The only piece of equipment that you’ll need in this HiiT 2 Workout Guide is a strong and sturdy table such as a dining table. Other than that, the routine is a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. Create a big enough space in your living room or garden to complete the workout comfortably. Don’t forget that you can follow this workout guide once our gyms re-open. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Jumping Jacks

Get this workout off to a strong start by pumping up that heart rate with some jumping jacks. Start stood upright with your feet together. Jump out so that your feet at a little wider than shoulder width apart – as you do this, throw your arms into the air above your head. Return to your starting position and repeat. The faster you perform these – the better!  

Perform for 45 seconds followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 2: Dive Bomber Press Ups

This is a great stretch-like exercise that will help you to complete future home workouts and gym workouts with ease. To start, get into a press-up position and then lean back and stick your bum into the air as far as you. Next, lower your chest to the ground and lean back to stretch your back. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then return to the starting position.  

Perform 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 3: Jumping Jacks

Back to some jumping jacks to get that heart rate up again. Perform them exactly as you did before. Try to keep your head up and complete them as many as you can in 30 seconds. Can you beat the amount you completed last time?  

Perform for 45 seconds followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 4: Laying Leg Raises

Start this exercise by laying flat on the floor. Crunch your upper body so that your shoulders are off the ground. As you’re doing this, bring your knees in towards your stomach at the same time to put more pressure on your core. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then stretch your stomach out by laying flat again.  

Perform 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 5: Jumping Jacks

This is your final round of jumping jacks in this round of the circuit. Keep pushing and use all of your energy to complete strong and speedy jumps. 

Perform for 45 seconds followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Table Pull Ups

Move your dining table and lay down on your back directly underneath the table. Before performing this exercise, please check the table is sturdy and will not break under the pressure of your bodyweight to prevent any serious injuries. Once you’re ready, put your hands on the table surface and simply pull your chest towards the table. This is similar to a reverse press up and it’ll improve your strength and power. 

Perform 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, start working your way through this workout guide again, starting with another set of jumping jacks. After repeating the routine once more, you’re all done!

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HiiT 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss/Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Dining table 

Fitness Space 

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.  

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

20 minutes  

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or gym workouts so that you can focus on different of your body throughout the week. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.  

Try our HiiT Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more! 

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our HiiT 2 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.  

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re ever struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent any injuries.  

Boxing Ring Workout Guide - Main

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Cardio Blast Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Cardio Blast Home Workout
Cardio Blast Home Workout

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Cardio Blast Workout Guide at Home

We want to help everyone stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home and stay active and healthy, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Come and join our fun and inclusive fitness community at Xercise4Less today.  

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Cardio Blast Workout?

A cardio blast workout is very similar to a HIIT workout. You exercise for a certain period of time and then rest for a shorter period of time and go again. Cardiovascular training is great for weight loss and burning body fat as you keep your heart continuously high. When following a cardio-style workout, it’s most effective to give it your full potential and full energy – it makes the workout seem to go a little bit quicker and it will give you best possible results. If you’re currently exercising at home, give this a try to keep working on your fitness goals whilst gyms are closed. Once our gyms are re-open, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to follow a workout routine like this too.   

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What You Need For a Cardio Blast Workout

Besides yourself, nothing. This is workout requires no equipment at all as it’s a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. You’ll be performing all the exercises for 30 seconds with a 30 second rest, so you might want to set a timer or download an interval timer on your phone to help you stick to timings. If not, you can just follow the timing guide on VirtuaGym. We also suggest that you create a big enough space in your workout environment to complete the workout comfortably and safely. For example, when you’re performing a squat jump, you need enough room around you to prevent damages and injury to yourself. Now that’s been said, it’s time to burn some calories and improve your strength and stamina with a Cardio Blast workout. Grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Squat Jumps

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and sit down into a squat position. Bring your arms down to your side and use them to build momentum with one big swing and then jump into the air. Land onto your feet and repeat the squat jump again.  

Squeeze as many reps as possible into 30 seconds. Have a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 2: Squats

Continue working on your legs with some simple static squats. Stand upright with your legs shoulder width apart and slowly sit into a squat. Place your arms on your hips or hold them out in front of you – whatever is most comfortable. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury. Try not to hunch over. Keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture.  

Squeeze as many reps as possible into 30 seconds. Have a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 3: Alternate Lunges

To perform a lunge safely, simply put one leg out in front of the other and lower yourself towards the ground. Start with your left leg in front and then stand up and swap over to your right leg. Keep alternating these legs and see how many you’re able to fit into the set second timeframe.  

Squeeze as many reps as possible into 30 seconds. Have a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 4: Jumping Jacks

Start with your feet together and your arms by your side. As you jump, your arms need to go into the air above your head and your legs need to be shoulder width apart. Pick up the pace as you perform each rep to get your heart rate up.  

Squeeze as many reps as possible into 30 seconds. Have a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 5: Mountain Climbers (Extended Legs)

To finish up, we’ve got a tough but amazing cardio exercise that helps with weight loss and burning body fat. Get into a press up position and rest your bodyweight on your hands. Start performing the reps by pulling your left knee up towards your chest but this time try to touch your left elbow. Get back to your original position and then bring your right leg in towards your right elbow. Keep alternating legs until you’ve completed all of the reps. The faster that you can perform these, the better the results.  

Squeeze as many reps as possible into 30 seconds. Have a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

Now take 1 minute to rest and catch your breath before repeating it all from the beginning. 

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Cardio Blast Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss/Get Fit

Equipment 

 

None required 

Fitness Space 

 

3m x 3m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.  

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

30 minutes  

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or gym workouts so that you can focus on different of your body throughout the week. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Cardio Blast Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more! 

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Cardio Blast Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.  

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

group fitness class

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

HiiT Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT Home Workout
HiiT Home Workout

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HiiT Workout Guide at Home

We want to help everyone stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home and stay active and healthy, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Come and join our fun and inclusive fitness community at Xercise4Less today.  

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a HiiT Workout?

HiiT stands for high intensity interval training. What you can expect from a HiiT workout is a lot of high-energy and high-impact movements that will help to raise your heart rate and ultimately help with weight loss too. HiiT workouts tend to involve jumping movements that require your full energy for a period of time following by a period of rest. This HiiT Workout Guide is a quick 17-minute workout that you can do in the house or in the gym – simply repeat each exercise for a certain number of reps with just 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise. You should repeat this whole routine twice. Whilst it’s short, it’ll help you burn body fat and excess calories fast! Try to stick to the timings where you can but increase the rest time if you need to. Burn calories and improve your strength and stamina in a HiiT Workout.  

HIIT Box Jumps

What You Need For a HiiT Workout

Besides yourself, nothing. This workout requires no equipment at all as it’s a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. Create a big enough space in your house to complete the workout comfortably, so allow enough room for your workout whether you’re in the living room, garden or back in our gyms once we re-open. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Press Ups

Start off this hiit workout with a key upper body movement. To perform a press up safely, you have two options. The first option is to lie flat on your stomach with your hands in front of your chest but close to your body. Push your body up so that it’s off the floor and you’re resting on your tip toes. Hold this for a second and then lower your body without touching the floor. That is one rep. The slightly simpler version of this is to rest your body weight on your knees instead of your toes but still perform the press up the same way.  

Complete 20 reps followed by 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 2: Sprints

This is a very simple but high energy move that is great for working your fitness and stamina. To complete this movement, sprint on the spot for one minute. Make sure that you boost this movement as much as you can by pumping your arms by your sides – this will increase your heart rate and allow you to burn more calories and body fat.  

Complete a 30 second sprint following by a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise. 

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Exercise 3: Sit Ups

A sit up is a firm ab workout favourite as it helps to strengthen your core and define your abdominal muscles. To perform a sit up, lay down with your knees raised and feet flat. Next, simply sit all the way up so that you’re touching your knees. Lay back down and then repeat. 

Complete 20 reps followed by 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 4: Sprints

Now onto your second round of sprints. Give this your full energy for the whole 30 seconds as this is what will help to increase your heart rate and burn calories faster.  

Complete for 30 secondfollowing by a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise. 

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Exercise 5: Back Raises

For this exercise, lay flat on the floor with your hands flat on the floor in front of you. Simply raise your head up from the floor until you feel it working your back. Lay your head back down and repeat this movement until you’ve completed all of the reps. 

Complete 20 reps followed by 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

When you repeat the circuit, change your back raise slightly so that you lift your arms up off the floor as you raise your back too. This will increase the intensity of this exercise and really pull on your back muscles forcing them to become stronger. 

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Sprints

This is your final round of sprints in this circuit so give it all that you’ve got! 

Complete a 30 second sprint following by a 30 second rest and then repeat the whole workout guide again starting from the top with 20 press ups.

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HiiT 1 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss 

Equipment 

 

None required 

Fitness Space 

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.  

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

17 minutes  

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or gym workouts so that you can focus on different of your body or a different style of training throughout the week. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our HiiT Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more! 

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our HiiT 1 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You also have access to this workout guide wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.  

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone